Netflix has announced that Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, creators of the first German Netflix original series Dark, are reuniting with the streaming service for the new project 1899.
The original series revolves around a migrant steamship heading west to leave the old continent from London to New York. The passengers, a mixed bag of European origins, are united by their hopes and dreams for the new century and their future abroad. When they discover another migrant ship adrift on open sea, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a horrifying nightmare.
“What really made us connect to this idea was the concept of having a truly European show with a mixed cast from different countries. At its heart is the question of what unites us and what divides us. And how fear can be a trigger for the latter,” said Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar.
“We are excited to announce this second project with Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The fact that this concept is so radically different from Dark is a true testament to their creativity and versatility as creators and we are excited to continue this journey with them,” added Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President Originals Europe & Africa at Netflix.
Dark is available to stream on Netflix now.